Internship - Environmental Campaigns & Advocacy

Full time | Administrative Support
Location:Ventura Headquarters

Job Title: Environmental Campaigns and Advocacy Intern
Reports to: Environmental Campaigns Manager

Location: Ventura, CA

General Summary

The Environmental Campaigns and Advocacy Intern will assist the Campaigns team in planning, researching and/or executing elements of priority company environmental campaigns, on a variety of issues. This person will gain exposure to the decision making and work process for activities including:  external company communications development, partner/ relationship building, and campaign strategy and tactics. They will also gain an understanding of the Company’s environmental mission, and how brand activities can yield impact on issues ranging from public land and water protection, to increasing civic engagement in elections (please note that the Campaigns and Advocacy team works on issues like these that are “external” to Company operations, and thus not related to product impact, sustainability or supply chain).  While our campaigns are dynamic and daily work is often responsive to changing political context, campaign topics under development during summer 2019 may include:  environmental justice; public lands protection; anti-fish hatcheries; federal environmental rollbacks; snow sport and climate activism; and global biodiversity.

Essential Job Functions

  • Research key topics critical to the development of environmental campaigns.  Assist in analyzing information gathered and reporting to cross-functional campaign teams to help guide campaign direction and decision-making.
  • Work with campaign leads from the environmental and marketing departments on key campaigns to finalize planning and materials in preparation for future campaign launch.
  • Support campaigns team in the development of employee training materials for current campaigns.
  • Assist in partner communication and relationship building as needed, with non-profit partners and/or other industry or company partners.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and (at times noisy) work environment.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • College degree in progress, preferably in Environmental Science or Policy.
  • Previous internship experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in the use of such programs as Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on all areas of responsibility.

Employee Conduct
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Internship Notes:

All applicants must have graduated in 2019 or be returning to school in the fall in 2019. This is a paid internship that will also include financial support for summer housing and temporary relocation to the area.

This job posting will remain active until January 1st, 2019.

Final Project:

All interns will be assigned a project to work on over the summer, and to present on at the completion of their internship.

Employee Conduct

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.